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MLS Game Summary - San Jose at Seattle



(Saturday, June 13, 2009)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Seattle 2, San Jose 1

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - The Seattle Sounder FC earned a 2-1 victory over the visiting San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer action at Qwest Field on Saturday night.

Freddie Ljungberg and Fredy Montero scored the game's first two goals to give the hosts a commanding lead in front of 28,999 home fans before Darren Huckerby pulled on back for the 'Quakes.

The win snapped a six-game winless streak for the expansion Sounders (5-3-5), who are in third place in the Western Conference table.

Ljungberg scored the game's first goal in the 42nd minute when a turnover by the Earthquakes' defense led to a quick counter attack. Montero started the attack with a pass to Sebastien Le Toux, who found Ljungberg making a timing run into the box. The Swedish attacker then cooly slotted the shot past San Jose goalkeeper Joe Cannon for his second goal of the season.

Montero doubled the home side's lead just before the hour mark after a Ljungberg cross was headed by Patrick Ianni right to Montero in the 'Quakes penalty area. Montero then took a touch and fired past Cannon for his fifth goal of the season.

Huckerby added his first goal of the season 22 minutes from time, but that was as close as the visitors could get.

San Jose (2-8-3) will aim to rebound on Saturday when it hosts L.A. in its next MLS match, while Seattle is back in action Wednesday, when it hosts D.C. United.

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